Looking for something for the kids to do this May long weekend?
The Moose Jaw Public Library is hosting a Books and Bikes Parade on May 22 starting at 1 p.m. at the corner of Cordova Street and Langdon Crescent.
“This is an event that the Moose Jaw Literacy Network invited the library to participate in, and it's basically an outdoor fun plus promoting literacy event,” explained head librarian Gwen Fisher.
The event will begin with decorating bikes. All supplies will be provided by the library and the Girl Guides will be on hand to help with the decorating.
At 1:30 p.m., the parade will begin as the kids will head towards the library.
“The parade is certainly not long. It's just from about Cordova and up Langdon. It is the stretch of the farmer's market. We'll be decorating our bikes, and kids are welcome to bring costumes if they wish, just to kind of encourage breaking out bikes and getting outside,” said Fisher.
Motorists are reminded that a section of Langdon Crescent will be closed for a brief period of time during the parade.
After the parade, there will be a children’s storytime with local author Megan Nelson. The storytime will take place on the lawn outside of the library, or inside if it is raining.
There will also be treats and book giveaways as part of the event. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend.
There is no cost to attend. Registration is not mandatory, but encouraged, to ensure there are enough supplies. You can register on the Moose Jaw Public Library website.